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14 December 2017
Share your fantastic foal photos and win
Do you have a 2017 foal that you would love to show off? To celebrate this season’s foals and our breeders we are looking for your most cute, creative, fun foal photos. Photos will be displayed on our Trots Own The Moment website. The photo judged to be the winner by our panel will receive a fantastic...
7 December 2017
Vic raiders stretch far beyond Perth's big dance
The Victorian flavour runs deep in Friday night's Gloucester Park showcase, with talented horses from Australia's south-east prominent across a 10-race card. While Lennytheshark and San Carlo loom large in the $1.1 million TABTouch Inter Dominion, Kerryn Manning's presenting with a team thick...
7 December 2017
Cash splash to give owners VIP trots treatment across Victoria
Trots owners will be given the red carpet treatment across Victorian trots racetracks following a renewed push by the State Government and the VHRSC. Facilities will be upgraded to enhance the race day experience for owners, with the State Government’s Victorian Racing Industry Fund investing $35,207...
7 December 2017
Video: The Inter Dom dreammaker who means so much to many
At 11pm the gates will release and soon after the 2017 Inter Dominion champion will be crowned, and for San Carlo's crew qualification is the reward for an unforgettable journey. The realisation of trainer Stephen O'Donoghue and driver Rebecca Bartley's faith in their Mach Three gelding,...
30 November 2017
Stawell set to emerge from storm's shadows with big cup day
The sun will resurface on Sunday, the experts say, when Stawell will host its biggest day of racing in the wake of the big wet. Stawell Harness Racing Club has been preparing manfully throughout the course of the week amid the threat of 50-100mm of rain forecasted to fall up to Saturday. To make matters...
28 November 2017
All Clear: Daiquiri's win means the world for Aussie
An emotional Austin Mifsud dedicated Saturday night's win at Tabcorp Park Melton to his wife, Julie. Scoring with Daiquiri in the Bunnings Melton Trot, Mifsud steered his hope to the front from gate two to salute at $17.20 for owners Julie and William Mifsud. "This one's for my wife, Julie,...
27 November 2017
Podcast: Lenny's king and Soho's coming but don't discount Laz
Lennytheshark broke the clock, Soho Tribeca can match the best, Tiger Tara's in the mix and don't write off Lazarus. They were just some of the verdicts of Jason Bonnington and Blake Redden from the first night of Inter Dominion heats at Perth's Gloucester Park, when the pair sat down for...
27 November 2017
Mick Hughes takes us Beyond The Gates of Cranbourne training centre
Great camaraderie and access to first-class facilities make Cranbourne's trots training centre a terrific place to toil, Mick Hughes told Beyond The Gates. The leading Cranbourne trainer, who spoke to Jason Bonnington for Trots Media's program that takes viewers into trainers' stables, has...
10 November 2017
The people's champ triumphs in record-smashing Valley Cup
History was rewritten when two-time Victorian Horse of the Year Lennytheshark obliterated a track record and captured the United Petroleum Yarra Valley Pacing Cup. With quality pacers My Field Marshall, Tee Cee Bee Macray and Messini breathing down his neck, David Aiken’s Perth-bound eight-year-old...
6 November 2017
Cups aplenty as race goers flock to the Yarra Valley
Some of the greatest racehorses in the world will be celebrated amid some of the finest drops of champagne and nibbles as the annual racing celebration engulfs the Yarra Valley. The two-day delights moulds the Spring Racing Carnival's Melbourne Cup and Victoria Oaks with some fantastic trots racing,...
3 November 2017
WATCH NOW: OTM TV episode 2 goes behind the scenes at GRM
Enjoy OTM TV episode two when host Larni Salathiel talks with owners celebrating their crowning moments at the 2017 Gordon Rothacker Medal night. OTM TV is a Trots Media initiative with digital partner Alabar to celebrate the thrills of trots ownership. Click here for more information on how you can...
26 October 2017
"Amazing" field hunts Maryborough's prized Gold Cup
An outstanding field will amass at the gates for Sunday’s flagship Maryborough trots race, with all but three of the combatants having won an elite Group race. Group 1 winners My Field Marshall, Milly Perez and Burnaholeinmypocket headline a stunning line-up for the Avoca-Maryborough Community...
21 September 2017
OTM TV launches with a feast of Group 1 glory
Owners' grand moments are being thrust into the spotlight with tonight's launch of OTM TV, a Trots Media production hosted by Larni Salathiel. The program, which is backed by Trots Media's digital sponsor Alabar, celebrates all things ownership and began with a special TAB Breeders Crown...
7 September 2017
Alabar, Trots Media announce digital partnership
Harness Racing Victoria (HRV) today announced an exciting partnership with Alabar Bloodstock, which has joined the Trots Media team as official digital content partner. “We are stoked. Alabar has always had a strong understanding of the value associated with embracing quality digital and social...
7 September 2017
Victoria Cup Lunch to benefit from Angelique Club's warm embrace
The Angelique Club’s treasured role in the trots will be elevated with the staging of this year’s Allied Express Victoria Cup Lunch, which will include the $200,000 feature’s barrier draw. The Tuesday lunch will embrace spring racing amid a busy times for Victoria’s racing codes,...
29 August 2017
Stable Of Stars: Live On Broadway to step out for Humbletonian Day
Live On Broadway will make his second play for success for his Stable Of Stars owners as part of Thursday's Humbletonian Day. Fresh from an impressive trial at Kilmore last Tuesday, Live On Broadway will join the 10-race field of horses seeking their first win when he steps out at Maryborough at...
28 August 2017
2017 Breeders Crown: All hail the champs on a memorable Super Sunday
A typically thrilling Super Sunday saw the trots stars of the 2016-17 season reign supreme in its gripping grand final, the TAB Breeders Crown. Amid chilling winds and a few bouts of hail, the kingpins of Australasian racing left an indelible mark and none were more prominent than driver Chris Alford....
27 August 2017
2017 Breeders Crown: Hear from the Race To Royalty champs
Legends are made on Super Sunday when the Race To Royalty brings some of Australasia's best horses together for the TAB Breeders Crown. Stay tuned for words from the winning connections soon after their triumph. Aldebaran Park Breeders Crown 2YO trotting colts and geldings Winner: WOBELEE Driver...
20 August 2017
Race To Royalty 2017: General pattern repeats, favourites foiled
A Mach Three soldier is again leading the Victorian trots resistance after Our Little General upstaged some of Australasia’s most fearsome three-year-olds to land a timely blow. The reigning Breeders Crown champ and Victoria Derby winner was back to his best in clipping Mark Purdon’s favourite...
20 August 2017
Race To Royalty 2017: Fillies flipped by Cran and a Queenslander
So long the plaything of Emma Stewart’s stable this season the two-year-old fillies’ class was turned on its ear at Bendigo in the Race To Royalty. Despite an enormous performance, Nostra Villa’s unbeaten streak was broken by Cran Dalgety’s Our Bettor Joy, while Queensland’s...
15 August 2017
Race To Royalty 2017: Bill's Memory comes flooding back
Trainer-driver Bill Trembath is rapt to just have a runner in the Race To Royalty, but in Hows The Memory he may have much more than just a competitive starter. Trembath’s two-year-old filly announced herself with an impressive victory in her TAB Breeders Crown heat at Shepparton, upstaging a well-rated...
6 August 2017
Derby boys bumped by Zac's Belle of the ball
A fine filly tipped out the boys and extended a stellar season for the tight-knit trio trainer Anton Golino, owner Pat Driscoll and driver Zac Phillips, who landed the Seelite Windows & Doors Victoria Trotters Derby. Victorian and New South Wales Oaks winner Une Belle Allure added a crown typically...
6 August 2017
Wonderful season continues with Classic Wobelee domination
If there was one box left to tick to reaffirm Wobelee’s status as the finest two-year-old trotter of the season consider it ticked, marked and crossed. The Alison Alford trained, Chris Alford driven and Colin Murphy owned Down Under Muscles two-year-old was in a class of his own in winning the...
28 July 2017
Shep debut the start of something special for Bootle family
You can lock in a win for Don Bootle at Shepparton on Saturday night, despite analysts not giving his runner much chance of scoring in her maiden pace. A race start for the trainer ’s five-year-old mare Winlock will be a victory for the Bootle family, having been the offspring of their unraced...
19 July 2017
The cheap purchase who changed Australian trotting
It didn’t cost a lot, but Ric Healy’s purchase from a yearling sale in 1958 would rewrite Australia’s trotting ranks and set the foundations for a dynasty that continues today. His purchase, Yendarra Hall, would two years later foal Maori Miss, a prolific mare whose reach stretches...